Press Releases

California Waterkeepers Support Transferring California’s Water to Restore Colorado River Delta

Colorado River, USA: Today the California Coastkeeper Alliance and Save The Colorado released a resolution in support of transferring part of California’s allotment of Colorado River water for the restoration of the Colorado River Delta where the river no longer meets the Gulf of California. The resolution (posted here) is supported by all 12 of […]

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January 20 – San Diego Coastkeeper Says Environmental Protection Agency Should Deny Application for Industrial Fish Farm

Organization says proposed fish factory would threaten the health of San Diego’s ocean San Diego, CA – January 20, 2016 – Last week, San Diego Coastkeeper formally requested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deny a discharge permit for the Rose Canyon Aquaculture Project, a partnership between Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and a private equity firm, […]

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January 12 – Coastkeeper, Surfrider Release 2015 Beach Cleanup Data, 2016 Cleanup Dates

Yearly totals indicate a troubling trend of inland trash making its way to the ocean San Diego – January 12, 2015 – Tiny shards of plastic food wrappers. Large discarded crates. A staggering variety of trash both big and small was collected from San Diego County beaches during a series of cleanups hosted in 2015 by […]

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December 18 – Environmentalists Submit Official Request to State Water Board to Review San Diego’s Stormwater Permit

Watchdogs say an unlawful change made on November 18 makes the permit inadequate to protect region’s water quality (San Diego, CA) – December 18, 2015 – Yesterday, San Diego Coastkeeper and Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF) filed a petition to the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) requesting changes to San Diego’s stormwater […]

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November 18 – Coastkeeper Says Water Quality at Stake with Today’s Change to Stormwater Permit

New amendment to stormwater permit removes accountability for clean water results (San Diego, CA) – November 18, 2015 –Today, the Regional Water Quality Control Board approved an amendment to the municipal stormwater permit that weakens a permit holder’s accountability to showing clean water results. San Diego Coastkeeper, which protects fishable, swimmable and drinkable water, relied […]

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November 17 – Environmental Organizations Say Today’s Water Rate Increase Keeps City of San Diego in Compliance

Organizations say 2014 contract obligates City to fund Pure Water San Diego  SAN DIEGO, November 15, 2015 – Today’s San Diego City Council vote means water rates will increase to pay for things like water infrastructure upgrades and Pure Water San Diego. Four San Diego environmental organizations say this keeps the City in compliance with […]

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October 30 – San Diego Coastkeeper’s Seaside Soiree Raises Nearly $80,000 For Clean Water

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. helps watchdog organization launch three-year plan to win more water victories  SAN DIEGO, October 30, 2015 – San Diego Coastkeeper’s 18th annual Seaside Soiree this week raised almost $80,000 for swimmable, fishable, drinkable water in San Diego County. This amount includes $8,200 toward a campaign it launched at the event to […]

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October 26 – Project SWELL Partners Launch 5th Grade Curriculum Featuring Pure Water San Diego

Environmental science lessons teach students about San Diego’s new wastewater recycling program SAN DIEGO – October 26, 2015 – San Diego Coastkeeper, Think Blue San Diego and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) have launched a new lesson in their Project SWELL fifth grade curriculum featuring information about Pure Water, San Diego’s wastewater recycling program. […]

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September 18 – San Diego Coastkeeper Announces Search for New Executive Director

Organization celebrates Megan Baehrens’ accomplishments as she steps down on October 2  SAN DIEGO, September 18, 2015 – Today, San Diego Coastkeeper announced that Executive Director Megan Baehrens will end her leadership role with the organization on October 2. After more than six years with the water quality watchdog, Baehrens will assume her new job […]

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July 31 – Yesterday’s Ruling Puts San Diego at Risk With Energy-Intensive Water Supply Plan

Coastkeeper says Water Authority’s misguided long-term strategy gets a pass despite elevated need for conservation, water recycling SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2015 – Yesterday, the Superior Court of the State of California ruled against San Diego Coastkeeper in its lawsuit against the San Diego County Water Authority for failing to account for the environmental impacts […]

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